• WordNet 3.6
    • adj one-sided involving only one part or side "unilateral paralysis","a unilateral decision"
    • adj one-sided favoring one person or side over another "a biased account of the trial","a decision that was partial to the defendant"
    • adj one-sided not reversible or capable of having either side out
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A species of dolphin is born naturally blind in the Indus and Ganges rivers in South Asia. These dolphins have a highly sophisticated sonar system and swim on only one side of their body
    • One-sided (Bot) Growing on one side of a stem; as, one-sided flowers.
    • One-sided Having one side only, or one side prominent.
    • One-sided Having one team or party greatly superior; strongly favoring only one side; uneven; imbalanced; unequal; as, a one-sided contest; -- of contests, generally.
    • One-sided Limited to one side; favoring one person or side over another; partial; unjust; unfair; as, a one-sided view or statement. "Unguarded and one-sided language."
    • One-sided Not reversible or capable of having either side out; -- of cloth fabrics or clothing. Opposite of reversible.
    • One-sided out of proportion in shape.
    • One-sided Performed by only one party or side; -- of actions directly affecting more than one party. Opposite of multilateral.
    • One-sided Using only one side, or having only one side usable; as, one-sided printing; one-sided film; -- used mostly of sheets of material used for printing or imaging.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Scientists have figured out that the speed of nerve impulses in the brain is 404 feet per second. If an idea is complex enough to take 100 nerve messages from one side of the brain to the other, the thought could be completed in less than a tenth of a second.
    • one-sided Relating to or having but one side; partial; unjust; unfair: as, a one-sided view.
    • one-sided In botany, developed to one side; turned to one side, or having the parts all turned one way; unequal-sided.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj One-sided limited to one side: partial:
    • adj One-sided (bot.) turned to one side
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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.”
  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    “Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.”
  • Woody Allen
    “On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down.”
  • Comte De Bussy-Rabutin
    Comte De Bussy-Rabutin
    “As you know, God is generally on the side of the big squadrons against the small ones.”
  • Wendell Phillips
    “One on God's side is a majority.”
  • Olive Schreiner
    “Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it -- but there is.”


Know which side one's bread is buttered on - If you know which side one's bread is buttered on, you know where your interests lie and will act accordingly to protect or further them.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. an; Ice. einn, Ger. ein.


In literature:

Being a law-abiding person I shifted to one side.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Addorsal line: in caterpillars, is longitudinal, a little to one side of the dorsal and between it and the subdorsal line.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Here Rollo laid his head down to one side, and placed his hand under it, as if it were a pillow, and then shut his eyes.
"Rollo in Holland" by Jacob Abbott
It formed one side of the ravine in which lay the cave, while another similar ridge bounded the ravine on its southern side.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
I leant to one side, then to the other, almost wrenching my knees from their sockets.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Now, the artist takes such a stone as this, and marks out some design upon one side of it, say upon the white side.
"Rollo in Rome" by Jacob Abbott
Its huge head and trunk fell slowly down, then sinking on his knees, fell gradually over on one side.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
They paddled first on one side of the stream, then on the other; then they went up close to the falls.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
They moved a few paces to one side, and began to talk in low tones.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
With a gurgling cry the brute relaxed its hold, and slipped to one side.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Across his shrunken chest, from one side of the chair to the other, was a strand of rope that kept him from tumbling out of his seat.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
The constable took his place formally at one side of the presiding official.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
There, sure enough, was a large wooden cross planted in the ground, and leaning to one side.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
His hair was singed on one side.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The dogs sat opposite me, Capi in the middle, Dulcie at one side, Zerbino on the other.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
On one side was a book stand, where a boy was selling books.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott
She thought they would step to one side and let her pass, but not one of them moved.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Shortening on one side indicates an upward displacement of the trochanter, lengthening a downward displacement.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
On one side of the nave stood the podesta, d'Ucello, surrounded by a group of his sergentes in yellow and blue.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
They were standing, when they did this, in the middle of one side of the field.
"Stuyvesant" by Jacob Abbott

In poetry:

Walking in wishes and lovely for shame
Is dumb and gone with his flame of brides.
Susannah's drowned in the bearded stream
And no-one stirs at Sheba's side
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
I cowered like one that in a tower doth bide,
Shut in by mirrors upon every side;
Then I saw, islanded in skies alone
And silent, one that sat upon a throne.
"The Mirror Of Madmen" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
We are only two, dear brother,
In his babel wide!
In the churchyard sleeps poor mother,
By our father's side!--
Then let us cherish one another
Till in death we bide.
"The Sister's Appeal." by George Pope Morris
CARPOPHORUS (to Polemius).
Give me leave, sir, to address
Some few words to him alone,
Less reserve will then be shown. (The two retire to one side.
Have you recognized me?
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Know ye how, ye idle ones!
Sporting by the torrent's side,—
Know ye how existence runs
To the eternal ocean's tide,
Bliss alloying, hope destroying,
Scattering joy in ruins wide?
"Autumn: Friday Evening" by John Bowring
And when they come his deeds to weigh,
And how he used the talents his,
One trout-scale in the scales he'll lay
(If trout had scales), and 'twill outsway
The wrong side of the balances.
"To Mr. John Bartlett" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

The one-sided fight was the most notorious of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
The Star's article, "New Voter ID Law may not come to pass," was somewhat one-sided.
LOS ANGELES — The play didn't result in a goal, or a great save or even a one-sided fight, but it was probably the turning point of the game.
On one side of a swimming pool, the gear, the crew and most of the cast.
One side of a double-headed.
When firefighters first arrived they found one side of the duplex on Camden Street in flames.
The duplex had major damage on one side – and minor damage on the other.
Defense blasts 'one-sided' re- enactment in Aruba.
Notable deaths in news 2012-N to Z. One-sided transit shelter provides little protection from rain, and none from wet feet .
Professor Amy Parish says evolutionary science has only been telling one side of the story, and feminists ought to be worried.
Poets win one-sided affair, but the atmosphere is what everyone enjoyed.
Readers' Forum 11-1 Football fracas not a one-sided affair.
Place salmon on grill and cook on one side for 3 to 4 minutes, slather with glaze .
The suckling pig looked like a huge sheet of fried dough, bubbly-topped and golden, with only the tiny ribs emerging from one side reminding you of its animal origin.
Few industries have made such a one-sided bet as Wall Street in opposing President Barack Obama and supporting his Republican rival.

In science:

To uncover more striking differences of the quantum walk we can place it on a bounded line, either one-sided or two-sided [12, 16].
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
We consider the cases in which the lattice is filled with a one-sided and a two-sided random distribution of static absorbing traps with concentration c.
Some exact results for the trapping of subdiffusive particles in one dimension
In the one-sided trapping model quenched traps are randomly distributed on, say, the right-hand side of a one-dimensional lattice (x > 0) with concentration c.
Some exact results for the trapping of subdiffusive particles in one dimension
In the one-sided and two-sided subdiffusive models we found the algebraic decays Φ(t) ∼ t−γ /2 and Φ(t) ∼ t−γ , respectively.
Some exact results for the trapping of subdiffusive particles in one dimension
It is sufficient to consider only one side, say, x > 0 side, since the structure of the problem is the same.
Locational Qubit Realization with One-dimensional Contact Interactions
Thus two-sided linkings S → T between shapes, as defined in Section 3, are in bijection with one-sided linkings on the two-shape sequent S ∗ , T .
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
We define a one-sided net as a one-sided linking modulo Trimbl e rewiring [Tri94, BCST96].
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
Similarity here coincides with the earlier two-sided case: two-sided A-linkings f , g : S → T are similar iff the corresponding one-sided linkings on the two-shape sequent S ∗ , T are similar in the sense just defined.
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
Let h′ be the one-sided linking on S ∗ , U corresponding to the composite two-sided linking h = f ; g .
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
In our case, the connection graph is the complete graph (no restrictions) for one side of the bipartition, and a matching with d/2 edges for the other side.
Rainbow Hamilton cycles in random regular graphs
We now present approximations to the truncated CGF K(a,b) (θ) = log M(a,b) (θ) and its derivatives, distinguishing between the one-sided cases a = −∞ and b = y < ∞, and a = y > −∞ and b = ∞, and the two-sided case a > −∞ and b < ∞. 3.1.
Saddlepoint approximation for moment generating functions of truncated random variables
Category “SA, eKZ using ˇΞ1 ” approximates the CGF of each Yi by using the appropriate (one-sided or two-sided ) second-order exponential convolution approximation based on ˇΞ1 given in (24) and (29), respectively.
Saddlepoint approximation for moment generating functions of truncated random variables
It is obvious that, given (ρk ), the sequence (Xn ) resulting from the construction has the same law as iid uniform[0, 1] sequence conditioned on its two-sided sequence of record values (see for the one-sided case of upper records).
Coherent random permutations with record statistics
If a different relabelling is used to go from the two-sided case to the one-sided, then one must modify the predictability assumption accordingly.
Tail probabilities for infinite series of regularly varying random vectors
It is clear that one side of [xs , xs+1 ] contains at least as many points of P as the other side.
A collection of simple proofs of Sharkovsky's theorem